what are the hidden costs when refinancing your mortgage

Hidden Costs in Refinancing Your Mortgage

Refinancing your mortgage seems like a good idea when you see the interest rate slip below what you had originally locked in for. But is it the best bet for you? The cost of refinancing your home will be based on interest rate, credit score,...

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Are Home Buyers Losing Confidence in the Market?

In December 2016, the Fed raised interest rates for the first time that year, and it’s predicted that 2017 will bring more increases. Often this causes home buyers who were thinking about buying to take immediate action. In the long run, however, increasing rates places...

Signs of housing market growth in the U.S.

5 Signs of Housing Market Growth in the U.S.

There are a lot of predictions being made for what 2017 will bring the housing market. We’ve already experienced one interest rate increase by the Fed (in 2016), which is indicative of increasing optimism in the economy, and many are predicting three increases over the...

US home values & prices in 2017

How Will U.S. Home Value & Prices Fare in 2017?

We watched 2016 end with an increase in the interest rate as part of the Fed’s December meeting but outside of a predicted increase (or several) in the mortgage rate what will 2017 bring for home prices? 2017 Home Value & Prices: What to Expect Demand Bolsters...

3 Types of Insurance You Need When Buying a Home

3 Types of Insurance You Need When Buying a Home

There are many things that can go wrong when buying a house and owning one. Most of the scenarios can't be predicted or controlled. You don't expect to have a fire burn down your home. You don't expect a major storm to come running straight...